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DMESG(8)	       DragonFly System Manager's Manual	      DMESG(8)

NAME

dmesg -- display the system message buffer

SYNOPSIS

dmesg [-a] [-c] [-f] [-M core] [-N system]

DESCRIPTION

The dmesg utility displays the contents of the system message buffer. If neither the -N nor the -M option is specified, the buffer is read from the currently running kernel via the sysctl(3) interface. Otherwise, the buffer is read from the specified core file (or from the default one), using the name list from the specified kernel image (or from the default image). The options are as follows: -a Show all data in the message buffer. This includes any syslog records and /dev/console output. -c Clear the kernel buffer after printing. -f After the initial message buffer dump dmesg monitors the kernel for additional data and displays it as it arrives. dmesg will not terminate until killed in this mode. -M Extract values associated with the name list from the specified core instead of the default /dev/kmem. -N Extract the name list from the specified system instead of the default, which is the kernel image the system has booted from.

FILES

/var/run/dmesg.boot usually a snapshot of the buffer contents taken soon after file systems are mounted at startup time

SEE ALSO

sysctl(3), syslogd(8)

HISTORY

The dmesg utility appeared in 4.0BSD. DragonFly 3.7 May 10, 2013 DragonFly 3.7